Japanese Currents: FUKU-CHAN OF FUKUFUKU FLATS

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Starring popular comedienne Miyuki Oshima (best known for her impersonations of crotchety old men) as Tatsuo Fukuda (alias Fuku-Chan), a well-meaning, knowledgeable, yet shy maintenance man at an average apartment building, FUKU-CHAN OF FUKUFUKU FLATS offers a spry look at modern Tokyo. Populated with eccentrics and oddballs, the building—and, of course, its tenants—seems in constant need of upkeep, which Fuku-Chan does with compassion, selflessness, and humor, although he is not exactly confident, especially with women. When Chiho (Asami Mizukawa)—an emerging photographer and former classmate of Fuku-Chan—reenters his life, it dredges up old wounds and reappraisal. “An engaging bittersweet comedy pleasure.”— Screen. (110 mins.)

FUKU-CHAN OF FUKUFUKU FLATS screens Saturday, December 6 at 2pm and Sunday, December 7 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our annual Japanese Currents series.  Special thanks to the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles and the Portland-Sapporo Sister City association, with additional support from Lane Powell PC, Shigezo Restaurant, the Japan America Society of Oregon, and the Consular Office of Japan in Portland.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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